Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
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Awesome but FRINGE is intense
22 August 2013
Summary: Pros: Bokeh and sharpness (as with any L prime) Cons: Don understand why the fringe is comparable to the 50mm 1.8, its L glass. Focus is slow (has like 10lbs of glass inside) THE FRINGE IS HORRIBLE! Nasty purples and blues all around my subjects, I feel like people will judge me asking why I am shooting weddings with consumer grade glass.
Excerpt: Focus is really slow as others have mentioned. Background blur is awesome. I finally understand what people mean about creamy. This IS creamy. I got this for low light work at weddings and parties. The problem is the action is often moving and the light is poor. With the slow auto focus I've missed lots of shots. It seems to hunt around in low light also. I don't understand the type of focus system it uses either. You can't manually focus unless the camera is on.
Excerpt: I used this lens for weddings and portraits. It is a decent lens but not worth the money, not even close. It DOES produce beautiful bokeh, is very sharp and it has unreal contrast and colors for its wide aperture.<br /><br />What it DOESN'T have is the ability to control CA problems (it's downright awful at this) and the AF is just slow enough to make you miss shots.<br /><br />Also, the 135mm f/2L smokes this lens easy in nearly every department.
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens for my business, Stephanie Marie Photographie. I specialize in newborn & childrens photography. For the most part, I have enjoyed this lens, however, I am disappointed in the slow reaction time it pulls the focus. If you have any tips to quicken this process I would LOVE To hear it! Thanks!
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens for portraits and particularly wanted to test the results at f1.2 in natural light. Obviously, focus is critical and I hoped it would work well with auto focus for shots that did not allow time for critical manual focus. Unfortunately, the lens did not work well with my 1Ds III. It was slow and erratic. I even tried focusing on buildings several miles away in daylight and the lens missed infinity more often than not.
Excerpt: Big, slow, heavy, well-built with excellent image quality. Great bokeh, but too slow to focus for my taste. It drove me nuts. Great for portraits, but too slow for any type of sports, action or pj imaging.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Conclusion: This is a great piece of glass, but shooting at f1.2 results in such shallow depth-of-field that manual focus is essential. This is where the lens has a terrible fault. The focus ring is not really manual, it requires the camera to be turned on to power the focusing ring. The electronics translate manual focus into actual focus. The feel is very awkward, the ring feels too loose, and focus is not as precise.
Pros: Superior build quality, beutiful bokeh, great portrait lens
Excerpt: Чего только о нем не понаписали! Даже,что это "икона Canon":) По совокупности всех + и -,стекло очень спорное. Особенно сравнивая по общей сбалансированности характеристик с "одноклассниками" EF 135L и EF35L. Если же учесть и цену то, как говорится и "на фиг" не надо!